CV Samples. Examples to help write a perfect CV with a WOW factor!

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Accountant Documented and tested client risk processes, and identified and addressed weaknesses in internal controls / accounting systems
Computerised accounting systems, increasing transparency and control - and facilitating more informed management decision-making
Account Manager         Negotiated 'cross media' contracts to secure a larger share of clients advertising budgets
Barrister Specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence for claimants and defendants in the corporate sector - advising on liability, quantum, procedure, evidence and cost effectiveness
Brand Manager Set up Brand Management Forum to performance manage NPD, brand, account, marketing and manufacturing teams in the UK to work synergistically to deliver an end-to-end process
Board Director

Created the vision and drove the strategy to restructure and re-establish control of the Group's five subsidiaries - developing, manufacturing and marketing branded medical devices for surgical specialists worldwide.

Grew .... sales >20% despite market downturn

Positioned and right-sized ......  for growth after three profitable quartrs

Business Analyst Led the conversion of an internally operated administration division into a stand alone administration services provider - facilitating post merger expansion. Created a communicative organisational development framework to encourage whole-company participation in sales, operational and resource control initiatives
Business Consultant Designed engineering company's workforce rationalization scheme; installed an operating system that improved sales forecasting, order planning, transparency and knowledge-sharing between cross-functional teams
Business Graduate Group Projects presented to and awarded a high grade from the Tutor Group: A Study into International Marketing Strategies in the Media. An evaluation of loyalty schemes and their value in relationship marketing
Cabin Crew  Reported a number of serious medical incidents and received a large number of complimentary 'comment cards' from passengers 
Call Centre

Designed and implemented an Assessment Day role play and one-to-one competency based interviews, an initiative that improved the calibre of candidates, performance and retention

Integrated 150k new customers into the Call Centre's system, working in close partnership with internal and external customers to set and achieve quality targets; Streamlined operational processes, meeting all KPIs, reducing costs by 25% and increasing the team's capacity to facilitate increased workloads

Chief Executive Officer Created and drove the Group's business strategy across India and China, and established internal policies and quality assurance standards to achieve double digit growth despite market downturn 
Customer Service Implemented a 'customer satisfaction' measurement system that resulted in the Dept attaining the highest quality measure of 99.4%
Commercial Director Spearheaded a 'market' rather than 'production' led strategy, improving customer relations and increasing new business / competitive advantage capabilities; Introduced 'right first time' cost culture, reducing waste and adding £1m to bottom line
Computer Graduate                       Project Designed an Interactive Database on Formula 1 Racing Thesis: The Design and Implementation of a Java Program


Acquisition due diligence and subsequent re-negotiation of supply contract and procurement of construction contractor for a 560MW CCGT power plant in Korea
Contracts Engineer Contracts completed on time and budget include: Manchester Joint Hospital £315m PFI Regeneration Scheme; Designer Outlet Mall at The Lowry £50m Leisure, retail, residential
Crime Prevention Intelligence supplied to management on under-performing retail branches highlighted irregular, dishonest or inefficient operating practices - reducing waste by 78%
District Nurse Contributed to encouraging a collaborative, problem-solving approach to continuous improvement and best practice
Electrical Engineer Installed and commissioned electrical systems for 4-storey new build
Events Coordinator Contributed to organnising the London Olympic Games - the UK's largest turnover multi-sport event - on time and within budget
Financial Attained 80% conversion rate for group contract - 600 multi-sited Adviser personnel - with a leading day care nursery
Finance Analyst Secured 35% GP funding for UK DIY Distributor in Baltic States
Hotel Director Improved Guest Satisfaction Statistics from 48% to 86%. First UK hotel to implement 'At Your Service' System. No.1 in industry to attain 100% occupancy during market downturn. Sourced and developed a number of key supplier partnerships, attaining quality and cost benefits
HR Instigated a culture change programme via a series of road shows - improving channels of communication, staff morale and performance. Devised clearly defined, strategic recruitment and performance measurements across sales, marketing, finance and operations to deliver 'best in class' client service

Identified and resolved the causes of attrition by implementing personal development programmes to nurture top talent and offer employees opportunities to evaluate their strengths and focus on learning objectives

Interim Consultant

Realigned the management structure, recruitment processes and director roles within client organisation's long-term strategic growth objectives.

Designed and delivered technology architecture, systems and prototype for sales and marketing KPI MIS, facilitating timely, accurate and more informed management decision-making.

Advised on rescue, definition and on-time completion of delayed manufacturing planning system comprising component based distributed architecture - enabling client to launch new care model on time and achieve £MM cost savings.

Demonstrated the business value of refocusing marketing activity on brand and service quality - a strategy that increased the airline's catchment areas and passenger numbers.

IT Network Guided Marketing and R&D teams in identifying, evaluating, formulating and presenting a market entry business plan for an innovative service concept, and convinced the President to promote the plan as an 'Imagination Breakthrough
 IT Project Consultant Set-up and rolled out a 1000-user branch in Wales, with permanent SERIAL 2MB WAN link to Dublin; this included router set-up, configuration, server builds, workstation image WIN2k. Led the fulfilment of enhancement requests: justification, analysis, specification, data cleanse, coding, testing and documenting of software changes
Logistics Designed and implemented JIT Logistics concept for leading European trailer builder, significantly reducing capital and logistics cost Harmonised vehicle activity across all three contracts, increasing profit and ensuring ROI
Management Consultant Directed the Executive team in changing the business from a 'legacy' bureaucratic culture to a more dynamic, efficient and financially viable operation
Managing Director

Introduced the direct employment of GPs and Orthopedic Surgeons, improving standards and revenue - and achieving a unique competitive edge

Instigated programme of mergers and acquisitions to expand business units from 10 to 15 - increasing range of services and doubling revenues

Marketing Director

Devised a customer-facing, targeted, industry-specific marketing strategy. Introduced new technology and professional services equipment, adding value to core business, enhancing market profile and generating additional revenue streams 

Nurse Delivered pre, peri and post-operative nursing care to patients undergoing operations: phacoemulsification, vitrectomy, retina detachment, glucoma, DCR, lasers/cryotherapy, corneal graft, squint, occuoloplastic and lid surgery
Operations Director Streamlined service operations, eliminating unnecessary, costly call-outs. Rebuilt, nurtured and developed operational teams to achieve zero tolerance. Centralised material purchasing, increasing buying power and reducing admin costs
PR Gained commitment of leading law firms to launch 'Law Works' in the North - a Pro Bono scheme designed to offer free legal services where needed
Producer Directed - '.' - a film that explored the inner emotional lives of bereaved children and received a Royal Television Society Award
Production Reduced the time-to-market cycle by six weeks, improved supplier relationships, enhanced company profile and reduced HR costs - saving £3M
Quality Led implementation of ISO 9002; this included issuing and gaining commitment of internal and external parties to 100 quality initiatives. Initiated TQM and Performance Measurement systems into all core business processes
Retail Store Increased customer transactions by 1,000 per week. Organised the pre and post-launch of 150 sq.ft. flagship store - 800 staff. Turned around a negative year on year growth to a positive within 5 months. Oversaw £6m, 17k extension and refit within time scales and below budget Retail Operations Coordinated redesign of pallet wraps and glass gift packs, uplifting sales 80%
Solicitor Increased Dept's scope of corporate and commercial expertise, and achieved recognition as one of the Region's emergent corporate teams, with the capacity to undertake a diverse range of complex deals on behalf of major, high profile clients
Sports Leader Encouragement of each child's interest in sport within a friendly, safe and secure environment resulted in 100% participation
Teacher Improved the Y6 to Senior High School transition via close liaison with feeder primary schools, ensuring continuity of curriculum and cross sector curricular links, and the establishment of child-centred familiarisation visits.
Established two fully equipped libraries, one enabling electronic monitoring of each child's lending record - an initiative that raised literacy standards. Set up a networked ICT suite, facilitating learning and optimising resources
Team Leader Communicative, empowered leadership reduced absenteeism from 3.5% to -1%, and increased retention by 27% - increasing efficiency and reducing costs
Training  Designed a Customer Service Training Programme and achieved a 36.4% improvement in staff attitudes and best practice standards - adopted Group-wide 
Travel Initiated and led launch of two Transatlantic Routes from Manchester - achieving international carrier status and exceeding targets in challenging market
Union Official Negotiated national 4Rs Relocation, Redundancy, Retraining and Redundancy Agreement - a clearly redefined initiative for the benefit of all parties

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